Today's Trucking


Navistar loses US $30.8 million judgement

August 16, 2017 by John Smith

JACKSON, TN — Navistar is disputing allegations that it didn’t thoroughly test MaxxForce EGR engines, in a case that saw former executive Jim Hebe testify that the company “did not test sh*t”, and a jury award a truck fleet US $30.8 million in damages.


Navistar ending medium-duty engine production

August 4, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar will stop producing medium-duty engines at its plant in Melrose Park, Illinois, beginning in the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year.
Most of the proprietary engines made in Melrose Park are nine- and 10-liter models for Class 6 and 7 trucks. Navistar reintroduced the option of a 6.7-liter Cummins engine in 2013, followed last year with the option of a nine-liter Cummins.
Cummins engines for Class 6 and 7 trucks are produced in Indiana and North Carolina, while Navistar makes big-bore engines for Class 8 trucks in Alabama.


Navistar COO to speak at NACV breakfast

June 27, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA — Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and COO of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker of the 26th annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) Breakfast and Briefing, to be held during the new North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta.


Navistar’s Sass surveys the road ahead

May 11, 2017 by John Smith

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles. HDTX is a new invitation-only event for select truck fleet executives co-hosted by an array of suppliers.


Navistar names Phil Christman president of operations

April 20, 2017 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Navistar has announced they’ve promoted Phil Christman to president of operations. Reporting to Persio Lisboa, Navistars’s chief operating officer, Christman will now oversee procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.


Donaldson named Diamond Supplier by Navistar

April 18, 2017 by sehui

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Navistar has named American filtration systems and parts manufacturer, Donaldson Company, as a Diamond Supplier for the second consecutive year in a row.


Navistar’s Fleet Charge celebrates 30th anniversary

April 13, 2017 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Navistar is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its private label purchasing program Fleet Charge. Originally launched in 1987, the program provides customers with guaranteed pricing, consolidated billing, and a dedicated credit line and is accepted at more than 650 International and IC Bus dealer locations in the U.S. and Canada.


Navistar telematics with ELD

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

Navistar has unveiled its new OnCommand Connection Telematics, including hardware and software to support all Class 6-8 trucks with J1939 or J1708 diagnostic ports. While the existing OnCommand Connection linked 300,000 vehicles, the new offering will be offered to those who have not used telematics in the past, the company says.


Navistar expands telematics, offering ELD

March 27, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar has unveiled its new OnCommand Connection Telematics, including hardware and software to support all Class 6-8 trucks with J1939 or J1708 diagnostic ports.


Navistar reports $62 million first quarter loss

March 8, 2017 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Navistar has announced a first quarter 2017 net loss of $62 million.

Declining 6% compared to the first quarter of 2016, revenues in the first quarter of 2017 were $1.7 billion. The decline is attributed to lower truck volumes caused by soft Class 8 heavy industry conditions and decreased global sales.

“Our results are on track with our plan for the year, and demonstrate our ability to effectively manage costs at a time of persistent Class 8 industry headwinds,” said Troy A. Clarke, chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Navistar International Corporation.


Navistar, Volkswagen Truck and Bus close alliance deal

March 1, 2017 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Navistar International has finalized its strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus, which gives the German manufacturer a 16.6% stake in the business.

“This alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus marks a significant milestone in our company’s history, and we expect it will create multiple benefits for both companies in both the near and long term,” says Troy Clarke, Navistar’s chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer. Now that the deal has closed, the company will be working quickly to collaborate with its new partner, he said.

The companies’ alliance will involve sharing technology, and is expected to bring a Volkswagen powertrain to North America as early as 2019. Navistar expects business synergies to save US $500 million over the first five years.


International unveils new A26 engine

February 28, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – International has launched a new 12.4-liter engine, known as the A26, drawing on an engineering project that became known internally as Project Alpha – as well as selected European components.


Navistar board names Clarke chairman

February 21, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar has elected Troy A. Clarke, the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer, as the latest chairman of the board.

Clarke replaces the retiring James H. Keyes, in a shift that became effective at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on February 14. Keyes has served as non-executive chairman since April 2013. General Stanley A. McChrystal (ret) was elected as an independent lead director.

“It has been a pleasure to serve on the board for the last four years, and I am honored to have been elected chairman,” said Clarke. “This is an exciting time for Navistar, as we pursue our growth strategies highlighted by significant new product launches and our pending strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus.


Navistar honors 34 Diamond suppliers

February 17, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar has recognized the top 2% of its supplier base through the manufacturer’s annual Diamond Supplier Award, handing trophies to 34 top-performing companies.


A marriage made in Europe — VW and Navistar

December 28, 2016 by John Smith

Volkswagen Truck and Bus stunned North America’s trucking industry when it purchased a 16.6% stake in Navistar. The companies are now investigating synergies that could create an estimated $500 million in savings – and bring a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain to our market by 2019.